Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Monday, November 22, 2010
Friday, November 19, 2010
Here's the DSU press release about the event.
Monday, November 15, 2010
On Sunday, November 21, 2010 from 3-5 p.m. at Delta State University’s Ada Swindle Mitchell Memorial Kitchen in Ewing Hall, the Cleveland Farmers Market will present a food preparation demonstration featuring innovative, healthy recipes for fresh, local produce and products such as honey and sweet potatoes. The demonstration is free. Space is limited so please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 662-719-9595 by Friday, November 19, 2010.
The demonstration is part of a 2009 United States Department of Agriculture Farmers Market Promotion Program (USDA FMPP) grant. FMPP was created through an amendment of the Farmer-to-Consumer Direct Marketing Act of 1976 to help improve and expand domestic farmers markets, roadside stands, community-supported agriculture programs, agri-tourism activities, and other direct producer-to-consumer marketing opportunities. Since its inception, FMPP has awarded nearly $14.5 million to increase direct marketing income and consumer access to local farm products.
Now in its sixth year, the Cleveland Farmers Market provides opportunities for local farmers and producers to sell directly to consumers and build community by having a weekly gathering space. Drawing from small and medium-sized farms and home gardens in the core eleven Mississippi Delta counties, the market strives to provide consumers with an fresh, affordable alternative to conventional marketplaces. The market operates every Saturday from May through October from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Farmers and vendors sell locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables as well as eggs, honey, baked goods, jams and jellies, pickled vegetables, fresh-cut flowers, and other unique Mississippi Delta items.
For more information about the Cleveland Farmers Market, please contact Michelle Johansen at email@example.com.